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Hold My Horse
A Short Film
Prone to dressing in civilian clothes when not on duty, Civil War General Israel Richardson decides to teach a lesson to an arrogant young lieutenant tasked with delivering him a message.
The story is drawn from a diary left by Daniel Crotty, a Civil War veteran. Set in the spring of 1862, the characters are real men even if some of their true names are no longer known.
We were proud, honored, and thrilled to screen at the Adrian International Film Festival in May 2019, at the Chesapeake Film Festival in October 2018 where Christian Stolte won Best Actor awards, and at the "Stories We Tell in Wisconsin" at the Wisconsin Film Festival in April 2019.
"Hold My Horse" is the beginning of a program which is made to create high quality entertainment that uses history as its basis.
Part of its goal is to help further historic preservation. Part of all monies raised are being donated to:
- The Historic Fort Wayne Coalition - denoting where Richardson entered service in the Civil War.
- The Save Historic Antietam Foundation - denoting where his service ended.
This seven-minute story is an introduction to the world of “Barely Fiction,” an initiative by Civil War Digital Digest to bring real stories out of history and tell them in a narrative setting. We take you on a journey to catch a glimpse of the men who served and some of their daily life.